Healthy Virginia Lawns

Thank you Loudoun County residents for an excellent 2021 season! This year we provided many Lawn Management Plans to help homeowners grow beautiful healthy lawns and protect our waterways.


We are no longer accepting new signups for 2021, but we will start up again in early April!  Act early and let us help you take the mystery out of managing a beautiful green space.
Remember, early March is the time to apply crabgrass control preemergent if you think crabgrass might be a problem next year.


Please keep an eye on our website to view topics and speakers at our annual symposium in March.  It’s always a great time! See you in April 2022!


The Healthy Virginia Lawns TeamLoudoun County Extension Master Gardeners


Yes, you can have a healthier, greener lawn while also improving the Chesapeake Bay watershed and reducing pollutants.

Most of us habitually trek to the store each spring or when our grass looks like it’s declining, scan the bagged products on the shelf and select what we hope will result in a lusher, greener lawn. Results rarely meet our expectations and create the unfortunate side effect of excessive fertilizer (nitrogen and phosphorus) running off or leaching into nearby streams and rivers. Algae blooms, fueled by these excess nutrients, consume oxygen in the water, block sunlight, suffocate aquatic life and prevent underwater plants from photosynthesizing.

There is a better way. Healthy Virginia Lawns (HVL) volunteers visit your property, complete a site analysis of your yard, measure the area of turfgrass and collect a representative soil sample.  The sample is mailed to Virginia Tech where it is tested and a comprehensive analysis produced. The fee for this service is $30.

What clients are saying:

“Thank you for the detailed report on our lawn that will help us maintain it in a responsible way.”

 “This is an excellent program and is making a large impact on sustainable lawn maintenance, certainly from my personal experience. We appreciate all the dedicated individuals supporting this initiative and the great work you do.”

Resources

Learn from the experts and keep our watershed clean from pollutants.

Keeping Brambleton Beautiful
Loudoun’s Healthy Virginia Lawns program (PDF)
Research Based Lawn Care Publications
Selecting a Lawn Service
Turf Tips

Thank you Loudoun County residents for an excellent 2021 season! This year we provided many Lawn Management Plans to help homeowners grow beautiful healthy lawns and protect our waterways.


We are no longer accepting new signups for 2021, but we will start up again in early April!  Act early and let us help you take the mystery out of managing a beautiful green space.
Remember, early March is the time to apply crabgrass control preemergent if you think crabgrass might be a problem next year.


Please keep an eye on our website to view topics and speakers at our annual symposium in March.  It’s always a great time! See you in April 2022!


The Healthy Virginia Lawns TeamLoudoun County Extension Master Gardeners

Thank you Loudoun County residents for an excellent 2021 season! This year we provided many Lawn Management Plans to help homeowners grow beautiful healthy lawns and protect our waterways.


We are no longer accepting new signups for 2021, but we will start up again in early April!  Act early and let us help you take the mystery out of managing a beautiful green space.
Remember, early March is the time to apply crabgrass control preemergent if you think crabgrass might be a problem next year.


Please keep an eye on our website to view topics and speakers at our annual symposium in March.  It’s always a great time! See you in April 2022!


The Healthy Virginia Lawns TeamLoudoun County Extension Master Gardeners